Our Farm Management Support specialists continuously investigate how to improve the milking process even further. They do this by running tests in the barn while using our customers’ knowledge of the Lely barn solutions. In this way they gain valuable insights, which help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
As a farmer, you want the best quality of feed possible for your cows. You want roughage with a good nutritional value that can be optimally utilised by the rumen. Fertilisation of the pasture, type of grass, the moment of mowing and also the harvesting process itself are all important points for creating good-quality feed.
Cow health, Milking
Solving mastitis [2/5] healthy teats vitally important
The previous article was about the management strategy concerning mastitis. This article gives an insight into the natural defence mechanisms at udder level and how to support these.
Solving mastitis in association with stakeholders [1/5]
Mastitis is an inflammation of the udder that affects a high proportion of dairy cows around the world. Mastitis differs from most other animal diseases in that several different kinds of bacteria are capable of infecting the udder.
Hygiene in calf feeders
In an automatic feeding station, calves can access their portions, optimised for their age and specific needs, at any time. The feeder enables the calves to feed when they feel like it, simulating natural feeding behaviour from a cow.
Lameness in dairy cows [3/3]
In the previous articles in this series, we discussed the cost of lameness, the causes behind lameness and foot problems and how to prevent them. However, sometimes prevention is not enough and some cows still develop lameness.